STCW Basic Safety Training
None – Candidates must be at least 16 years old.
This course is aimed at anyone wishing to work at sea, whether on a commercial vessel, super or mega yacht, workboats, ferries, cruise liners, offshore etc.
Our students range from existing seafarers, security operatives, stewardesses, chefs, deckhands, wind farm operatives.
Courses are delivered with a mixture of theory and practically based exercises. The emphasis is on realism. All courses are delivered by extremely experienced instructors all of whom are serving or ex-fire service officers, with a maritime background having served at maritime training centres in the UK and Europe.
The Basic Safety Training course comprises of 4 modules:
Personal Survival Techniques (STCW A-VI/1-1)
Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting (STCW A-VI/1-2)
Elementary First Aid (STCW A-VI/1-3)
Personal Safety & Social Responsibility (STCW A-V1/1-4)
Seafarers now also require Proficiency in Security Awareness (STCW A-VI/6-1), which is an additional certification. However, we include this course into our Basic Safety Training week for free. This means that when our students complete the 5 day BST course with us, they will have gained all of the basic certifications required to work on a vessel.
Please be advised that there is a minimum number of students required for the course to run.
Basic Safety Training
MCA Approved Training Centre
£ 729.00 (inc VAT)
(Sandwich lunch provided)
£ 829.00 (inc VAT)
(Sandwich lunch provided)
FIRE PREVENTION & FIRE FIGHTING
Using our purpose built facility we replicate conditions on-board which require students to extinguish fires and rescue casualties using breathing apparatus and fire fighting equipment.
ELEMENTARY FIRST AID
Students will receive the knowledge and understanding of first aid techniques with use of practical training session and presentations.
PERSONAL SAFETY & SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
This element of the course is designed to give students knowledge of safety practices, pollution prevention responsibilities, life and culture on board a vessel.
PERSONAL SURVIVAL TECHNIQUES
Give students the skills to survive at sea in the event of abandoning ship. This includes theoretical and pool based practical sessions using a life raft, immersion suit, life jacket and other survival equipment.
PROFICIENCY IN SECURITY AWARENESS
This course is required by all seafarers who are employed or engaged in any capacity on ships required to comply with the IPS code but who will not have any designated security duties.
It provides students with sufficient knowledge, understanding and proficiency to be aware of the importance of ship security and roles of those involved in its provision, be aware of the requirements and measures to maintain ship security and be able to recognise and report a security threat.
It meets with the amended STCW Convention and Code, and can be delivered alongside the basic safety training for Seafarers.
Included free of charge with the Full 5 Day Course